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Lighting industry position on light at night and biological factors forthcoming

Lighting industry position on light at night and biological factors forthcoming

The NEMA Lighting Systems Division is concerned over numerous recent efforts to raise awareness of light at night and potentially related effects on biological processes.  While many of these are well-intended, they often fall short of being credible, and could do more harm than good.  There are many instances where lighting at night is favored and desired for safety and aesthetics, and ultimately NEMA lighting manufacturers wouldn't sell products if they weren't in demand.  Read more [...]
Smart Grid Spectrum: License to Collide?

Smart Grid Spectrum: License to Collide?

Reuters is running an article today on spectrum for smart grid devices. The debate pits economics against reliability – use of unlicensed spectrum is cheaper because no FCC license is required, but dedicated spectrum reduces the occurrence of interference with other transmissions. Devices have coexisted in the unlicensed bands for some time. For example, bluetooth and wifi already play nice with each other. For the mission-critical smart grid applications, some dedicated spectrum may eventually Read more [...]